Peter Daino
The Promised Woman (NACMS)
A name, Father Chaminade taught, reveals the identity or the essence of a person. Combining the two meanings for the name of Mary examined here we get “Dolorosa Defiant”—the wounded rebel.

Editor's Note: This article is taken from The Promised Woman: International Symposium on Marianist Spirituality, edited by Lawrence J. Cada, SM (Dayton, OH: NACMS, 1995).

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